Working for the Weekend

TGIF is probably the understatement of the century. 

Well, last night was a lot of fun. Even though the weather wasn’t spectacular, it was great to be back at Fenway and take in all the sights, sounds, and flavors.






All of this….$15!!IMAG5235

I cannot wait to celebrate this weekend! Why am I celebrating?

  • I am officially on vacation! It could not have come soon enough!

Funny Workplace Ecard: I'm on pre-vacation vacation.

  • I just booked a very exciting trip to Chicago! Details coming soon, but here’s a hint- it’s food related!

  • Some of you may have noticed that Nolan has been home cooking a lot more lately and that our date night’s have been on a hiatus. That’s because he lost his job last month. It wasn’t a total shock to us, but it’s still been a hard few weeks. Well, on Tuesday he officially accepted an offer at a new company and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s a lot more money, responsibility and hopefully it will be some fun. I am so proud of my hubby and the opportunities he has created for himself. 

Alrighty, 1 day to go. We got this people! haha

Enjoy the day!



Red Sox and a Recipe

Good morning! I am in a particularly great mood today because I am going to the Red Sox game tonight!! So excited to be back at Fenway.  Apparently most fans are pessimistic about this season because tickets were only $13! I don’t care how bad they are, a night at Fenway Park is worth every penny. ALSO, Fenway is doing an April promo where Fenway Frank’s are BOGO and 12 oz drafts are $5! Should be a fun night! 🙂

(Me and Wally last April)


Last night we had another crock pot meal. Our pot has really been doing overtime lately!


We used this recipe, minus the mushrooms because ours went bad before we could use them all. 😦



Sooo delicious!IMAG5233


As I already described earlier this week, Nolan  and I hosted a mini pork feast on Saturday. As soon as I woke up that morning I was in cooking mode! We actually woke up having a sleep-conversation about cucumber salad. I promise I wouldn’t make that up and those of you who know us personally believe it. 
After I went shopping for sides, Nolan complained that I didn’t pick up any potato salad. Since I was already comfortably lounging on the couch with no intention of going back out, I decided to search some recipes and see what we had on hand. I came across one that sounded reasonable, and I tweeked a few of the ingredients to make it a bit healthier, and to use what we had in the fridge. Instead of sour cream I used Chobani, Miracle Whip instead of mayo, and instead of ranch dressing I used the powder of a ranch dip mix.

template recipe

It was actually fairly easy to make and it came out pretty delicious! In my actual recipe, I added a bit too much Miracle Whip and yogurt so I tried to adjust this recipe accordingly. The potatoes were a bit too saturated for my liking, but everyone else seemed to really enjoy it, including the unhealthy food lovers.


I am especially excited to break this recipe out for the summer cook outs! Yummmmm I can smell the meat on the grill now! 

Ok, time to hit the road! GO SOX!

Enjoy the day!

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite bbq side dish??

Song of the Day:

Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond